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Articles from Vol. 8, No. 5, May

Automation of Pace U. Libraries Begins
Automation of Pace U. Libraries Begins Automation of Pace University's libraries has begun, according to Henry Birnbaum, University Librarian. Mr. Birnbaum announced that a contract for the purchase and installation of the Innovacq/Innopac Automated...
Biological Abstracts on CD-ROM
Biological Abstract on CD-ROM Biological Abstracts in print is a standard and vital tool in large research libraries and in many smaller science and biomedical collections. Biological Abstracts is a complex and powerful tool that assumes the user...
Burrelle's Brews Broadcast News Online
Burrelle's Brews Broadcast News Online One of the problems of information brokering is the clientele. Many are knowledge workers whose business is selling their expertise, and as a result they are always trying to make you think that they are smarter...
Comfortable Shoes Are the Order of the Day
Comfortable Shoes Are the Order of the Day . . . Get out those Reeboks everybody, Spring is here and Spring translates to conference season. By the time July rolls around we'll all be foot weary and overwhelmed by all the information presented at...
Data-Star Offering Fixed Price Option
Data-Star Offering Fixed Price Option Data-Star, a service of Radio-Suisse AG., has introduced a fixed price program for North American customers. Data-Star was ten years old in March, 1991, and is now moving more aggressively into the American marketplace....
Dataware Adds Three New Dimensions to CD-ROM Publishing
Dataware Adds Three New Dimensions to CD-ROM Publishing Dataware has added Multiple Databases, Multiple Displays, and Multiple Development Options on the new Version 3 of CD Author and CD Answer. CD Author, Dataware's Compact Disc authoring system,...
DynaComm: Attractive Communications for Windows
DynaComm: Attractive Communications for Windows DynaComm offers robust communications power to Microsoft Windows users. Displays are adorned with the ubiquitous Windows decor, including icons, dialog boxes, and, of course, windows. DynaComm makes...
Exploring Information Brokering
Exploring Information Brokering What is an independent information professional, also known as an information broker (IB)? In 1972, John Berry, editor of Library Journal, predicted that fee-based information gathering services would be the "downfall...
FidoNet Serves High Tech Librarians
FidoNet Serves High Tech Librarians FidoNet was developed in the spring and summer of 1984 by Tom Jennings in San Francisco, and John Madill in Baltimore. Together they created a way for personal computers to call each other automatically and to exchange...
Free Trial of InfoTrac 2000 Tape Databases
Free Trial of InfoTrac 2000 Tape Databases Information Access Company (IAC) is offering a free 90-day trial of its new InfoTrac 2000 databases to libraries throughout the U.S. Under the program, libraries may access one of the ten InfoTrac 2000...
HyperCard Guide to Computerized Systems and Services: A Demonstration Project
HyperCard Guide to Computerized Systems and Services: A Demonstration Project HyperCard on a Macintosh SE was used to create a program (known as a stack) to inform users about computerized systems and services available to them in a large, academic...
IAC to Premiere New Standard for Linking Index Text and Images on InfoTrac System
IAC to Premiere New Standard for Linking Index Text and Images on InfoTrac System Information Access Company (IAC) is establishing a new standard for text delivery with the development of new databases combining enhanced text and images. This new...
IIA Responds to Moves by States to Charge Fees for Access to Government Info
IIA Responds to Moves by States to Charge Fees for Access to Government Info Governor Mario Cuomo (NY) recently announced that he has submitted legislation to allow the state and local governments "to establish fees for providing government records...
Integrated Fax Server for Novell Local Area Networks
Integrated Fax Server for Novell Local Area Networks An integrated fax server that allows Novell local area network (LAN) users to send and receive facsimile transmissions directly at personal computers or workstations has been announced by Xerox...
JICST/NTIS Conference on Japanese Information
JICST/NTIS Conference on Japanese Information Approximately two hundred people attended the JICST/NTIS Conference on Japanese Scientific and Technical Information last month in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the National Technical Information Service...
Managing Automation through Distributed Responsibilities: An Academic Reference Department Model
Managing Automation Through Distributed Responsibilities: An Academic Reference Department Model In most academic library reference departments, computers outnumber librarians by a sizeable number. This proliferation of automated systems available...
Microfilm Quality Control from Fuji
Microfilm Quality Control From Fuji Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has introduced Micro-Scan, a stand-alone, labor-saving quality control system designed to evaluate and monitor microfilm processing. The system integrates an intelligent scanning densitometer,...
Miniature Line Driver for PC AT/386
Miniature Line Driver for PC AT/386 Telebyte Technology Inc. has announced availability of its miniaturized Model 209F Short Haul Modem. The Model 209F has been optimized for the COM ports of the PC AT/386 and allows the PC to communicate with other...
Multiuser DOS Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to UNIX, LANs
Multiuser DOS Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to UNIX, LANs The new Digital Research Multiuser DOS multitasking operating system offers a cost-effective alternative to other multiuser operating systems such as UNIX and Xenix, as well as to local...
Networking in the U.K. and France
Networking in the U.K. and France The fifth Computers in Libraries International conference unfolded in late February and played to a record-breaking crowd of librarians and information managers from throughout England and across Europe. This annual...
People First, Technology Second: Introducing Your Faculty to Computer Technologies
People First, Technology Second: Introducing Your Faculty to Computer Technologies In April 1990, Emory University opened its Faculty Information Technology Center (FITC), a joint project of the University Libraries and the Academic Computing Department...
Public Access Microcomputer Laboratories in Libraries: A Small Academic Library Experience
Public Access Microcomputer Laboratories in Libraries: A Small Academic Library Experience Providing public access microcomputers in college and university libraries has become an increasing trend since 1980. The roles of libraries in providing this...
STAR Software Now Available on 386s, 486s
STAR Software Now Available on 386s, 486s STAR, the multi-user software system designed by Cuadra Associates, Inc. (CA), now runs on 386 and 486 systems. At the same time, CA has sharply dropped the price for entry-level STAR software packages...
Summer Special, Full Text/half Price
Summer Special, Full Text/Half Price Last year, Morrie Goldstein, president of Information Access Company (IAC), told attendees at an ASIDIC conference that database producers needed to, "engage in creative thinking about product packaging and pricing."...
Telebase Takes Aim at the Burgeoning End User Market with Targetted Information Services
Telebase Takes Aim at the Burgeoning End User Market with Targetted Information Services The growing recognition of information as a strategic corporate resource and the increasing enterprise-wide distribution of information through PCs and LAN connections...
The Utility Perspective
The Utility Perspective The evolution of library automation is, in my view, intimately reflective of the general evolution of computer and telecommunications technologies in the decades of the '80s and '90s. I think there can be no doubt that dramatic...
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